All trainees of AMCI (the Ayala
Mountaineers Club, Inc.) are required to successfully complete the
Club's BASIC MOUNTAINEERING COURSE before they can be considered
for membership. They can then begin to enjoy all the rights and
privileges of an Ayala Mountaineer*.
All trainees will be treated with
due respect. The club is genuinely delighted to have new trainees
and aims to make their training enjoyable without necessarily
sacrificing the high quality of the training program.
- To provide each trainee with basic mountaineering skills
- to be able to climb a major (5-day) mountain
- to be a self-sufficient climber
- To instill in the trainees AMCI's commitment to safety, environment and camaraderie
- To enforce the preservation of the environment
- To provide basic mountaineering knowledge and skills
- To enhance the overall physical fitness level of the trainees
- To instill environmental ethics
Management of the trainees is the
responsibility of the Training Committee. Any matter requiring
judgment on the conduct of the training and of the trainees may be
brought to the attention of the Trainees and Members Relation
Officer, or to the Training Director.
On Training Sessions
- Trainees shall refrain from making unnecessary noise, e.g. boisterous laughter, during lectures.
- Smoking is allowed only during breaks in designated areas.
- During lectures, trainees must respect the class by not causing distractions that would hinder the session.
- Trainees must participate in all Physical Fitness Training activities.
- Smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages during training sessions are not allowed. (Smoking is allowed only during breaks at designated areas.)
On Training Climbs
- Trainees may only participate in climbs organized by the Training Committee
- A climb is considered valid only when the trainee is present in both the pre- and post-climb meetings.
- Scribe’s report must be submitted to the team leader or climb coordinator on or before the training session following the post-climb meeting. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of the climb for the designated scribe.
During climbs, the following are strictly prohibited:
- Unnecessary cutting, uprooting of any plant life.
- Possession or use of narcotics and prohibited drugs.
- Possession or use of firearms and explosives.
- Use of military uniform and paraphernalia, or those resembling such items.
- Smoking is not allowed along the trail. It is only allowed in designated areas at the campsite.
- Drinking alcoholic beverages along the trail is not allowed. It is allowed, however, at the campsite, but should be done responsibly so as not to lead to misconduct.
- Drinking alcohol is discouraged [strictly not allowed] during training climbs.
- Lights out shall be strictly enforced and observed.
- Trainees shall inform their respective group leaders if they will bring with them cellular phones and/or pagers.
As a general rule, respect for individual rights must be observed at all times. Nobody may take the liberty of berating, ridiculing, assaulting, and molesting anyone. Fistfights and other form of violence is strictly prohibited.
|Requirements and Grading
The grading system is a simple PASS or FAIL. PASS refers to a trainee’s fulfillment/compliance of a requirement.
- Absences must not exceed 20% of the total no. of training sessions.
- Two (2) late arrivals shall be equivalent to 1 absence
80 percent competence in all subjects/Pass or Fail
PASS or FAIL
BASIC FIRST AID/BASIC LIFE SUPPORT
PASS or FAIL
QUALIFYING RUN (15 km.)
complete in 2 hours or less
complete at least 3 of 4 training climbs
A trainee must satisfy all the above requirements
to qualify for the induction climb